Qarib b. Abd Allah
|Qarib b. Abd Allah|
Tomb of Martyrs of Karbala in the Holy Shrine of Imam al-Husayn (a)
|Full Name||Qarib b. Abd Allah b. Urayqit|
|Companion of||Imam al-Husayn (a)|
|Well Known As||Qarib Mawla al-Husayn|
|Place(s) of Residence||Medina|
|Cause of Martyrdom||Battle of Karbala|
|Burial Place||Holy Shrine of Imam al-Husayn (a)|
|Activities||Servent of Imam al-Husayn (a)|
Qārib b. ʿAbd Allāh b. Urayqiṭ (Arabic: قارب بن عبدالله بن اُرَیقِط) known as Qarib Mawla al-Husayn was a servant of Imam al-Husayn (a) and among the martyrs of Karbala. Qarib's father, 'Abd Allah b. Urayqit was the Prophet's (s) guide in the Prophet's (s) immigration to Medina. Qarib's mother was Imam al-Husayn's (a) maid.
Qarib's father, "Abd Allah b. Urayqit" was the Prophet's (s) guide in the Prophet's (s) immigration to Medina. "Fakiha", Qarib's mother was Imam al-Husayn's (a) maid and worked in the house of Rabab, the wife of Imam (a). Imam al-Husayn (a) asked her to marry Abd Allah Urayqit and after marriage, she gave birth to Qarib; therefore, Qarib was considered Imam's (a) servant.
The Event of Karbala
In the uprising of Imam al-Husayn (a), Qarib accompanied Imam (a) from Medina to Mecca and from there to Karbala. It is said that he was martyred in the first attack of the enemy, before the noon of the day of Ashura. In the Ziyarah al-shuhada', it is mentioned,
- "Peace be upon Qarib, servant of Husayn b. Ali (a)".
Fakiha, Qarib's mother, was present in the event of Karbala too and was among the captives.
- The material for this article is mainly taken from قارب بن عبدالله بن اریقط in Farsi Wikishia.